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An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Market Basics by R. Tee Williams

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Glossary

Acceptable funds The form of payment that will satisfy a clearing corporation for settlement. Increasingly, same-day funds are demanded for most settlements. Historically, next-day funds were acceptable, but the movement to reduce the length of time in the settlement cycle has required shorter payment.

Accommodations A transaction or other activity that is incidental to the primary activity. For example, when an instrument is bought or sold in another country, a foreign exchange transaction must take place at the same time as the instrument trade. The FX transaction is known as an accommodation trade.

Account management The function within the buy side where a customer is represented by an individual who is responsible for customer support. ...

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